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Ghost of the Navigator

Discussion in 'Brave New World' started by Anonymous, Apr 5, 2004.


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  1. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Barrels of Rum! Black Powder!

    My favorite part of this song is the intro, the buildup, the verses, the pre-chorus, the second pre-chorus, the chorus, the solo, and the instrumental interlude.

    The low guitar harmony under "nothing's real until you feel?" That's all Adrian.
  2. Great guitar melodies and poetic lyrics from Bruce. One of the solos towards the end is too generic and simplistic for my liking. 9/10
  3. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Best song on the album. A tribute to the new combination of writers. Epic unto this day. 10/10.
  4. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Great atmosphere in this song and I like the thematic lyrics. The whole band is on fire throughout. There's something about the choppy transitions between the different sections that I'm not keen on but it is a cool song and another one that is enhanced by listening to RiR.

  5. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    Great song. Bruce wrote the perfect lyrics for this one, fits very well with the melodies Janick came up with. The intro and the build-up is fantastic.

  6. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    Ghost of the Navigator is a masterful piece of songwriting by Janick Gers with some truly powerful lyrics by Bruce about sailing through the turbulent seas of life. Clean guitars open the track like the sea at low tide before the storm picks up during the verses and a massive wave crashes onto the rocks of the syncopated pre-chorus. The riffs are tight, the vocals are soaring, and Nicko’s drums are absolutely furious. After two albums of uninspired drumming and production, it’s a breath of fresh air to hear Nicko find himself again on this album. The mix is perfect, from snares to kick to pummeling toms, and Nicko absolutely slays on Ghost of the Navigator. Apparently he’s not using a double bass pedal during the bridge, which is absolutely mind-boggling. Janick’s guitar solo may be his best ever. It perfectly compliments both the melody and the chaotic feel of the song. Plus, there’s sweep-picking! Although this is his fifth album with the band, a lot of fans still felt Janick had something to prove and he proves it here in spades.
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  7. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Gott Mit Uns

    The problem with this song is that it lures you into thinking it's great. Spoilers: It isn't. The music in the verses, with it's fast, heavy pace, feels like something off of SSOASS, but the chorus and the stuff that comes after it just isn't what it's cracked up to be. It'd be a 5/10 if it weren't for the guitar in the verses. As it is, it's a very, very, very, very low 7/10.

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